On this episode of The Midnight Ramble, host Tom Duffee has Miami County band Sugargrove in the studio.
In the first segment, avid banjoist Duffee learns of the origins of Sugargrove's 1968 Gibson banjo, followed by a live performance of a pair of Bill Monroe tunes: an off-the-cuff rendition of Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and a more rehearsed instrumental, "Jerusalem Ridge."
Originally performing under the name Cherry Lee and the Daddy Katz, Cherry Lee and the Hotrod Hounds channel a classic rockabilly sound mixed with blues and soul. The band visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked about their influences, upcoming plans and rockabilly culture in the Dayton area.
Cherry Lee and the Hotrod Hounds will perform at Canal Street Tavern on Saturday, May 25th with the Loveless.